'Three' at Forty for Record Store Day

8 Oct 201927

'Three' at Forty for Record Store Day

Originally released in Ireland in September 1979, next month the 'Three' EP returns - now remastered as a limited edition 12" black vinyl to mark Record Store Day.

The EP features three songs recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with producer Chas De Whalley – 'Out Of Control', 'Stories For Boys' and 'Boy-Girl'.

The A-side was chosen via a listener poll on Dave Fanning's RTÉ music show. All songs have been remastered for this reissue.

- Numbered release, limited edition of 17,000
- 12" single on 180gsm black vinyl, cut at 45 rpm
- Full colour outer sleeve featuring new artwork, with die cut hole for label
- 40th anniversary noted on discs labels and sticker

The 12" vinyl is released on 29th November 2019 via independent retailers. For details of participating record stores visit www.recordstoreday.com.

Side A
1. Out Of Control – 2019 remaster

Side B
1. Stories For Boys – 2019 remaster 
2. Boy-Girl – 2019 remaster

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Hopefully I can get one to hang on wall beside original bought in Dublin 1979.
Number #916
I have copy number # 916 of the first edition. I would love to have that same number in the reissue. It will be difficult but I will try
Why release it for record day? U2-Three is like the Holy Grail for U2 fans who want to collect music from their favourite band. Such a shame to limit our chances of purchasing. Should be available in the U2.com store. Hate to be negative, but search for it the day after and watch how much people will be charging for it.
E&I dvd/blu ray
Great all these vinyl treatments, but what about some official commercial digital releases. Where is the E&I blu-ray announcement tot example? It looks like the whole musicworld is releasing lots material (Stones, Springsteen, Depeche Mode, Simple Minds and even REM) except u2....
It's called Record STORE Day....
....the clue is in the name! There’s no point appealing to U2.com to save copies for subscribers or release digital versions, that totally defeats the purpose of RSD. We already receive plenty of great stuff from U2.com so don’t expect everything on a plate, go to the stores and hunt for it. If you want it badly enough you’ll get it. Good luck.
absolutely must have
how to get it ? order from Poland ?
order Europe
Hi, is it possible to order from Europe - Belgium ?! Thx in advance for helping ;-)
A nice surprise for us , it will look good beside the original 1979 release, which I was lucky to get one...along with the subscribers cd, it should be a nice xmas for U2 fans..
Looking forward to get it
How can it be attained by a dutchman?
The sleeve is pretty similar to the original - I still have mine.
Special Release
So Exciting cant wait, Subscribers should get early access.
superb stuff
Been on to my independent record store and he may be able to sort one for me. Yipeeeeeee
AMAZIN G. .. ... ....
V-Hunter. Miss you sugar.
Rsd black friday
Great news. Special releases should be made available for subscibers. Luis
Digital Issue
I applaud encouraging people to buy vinyl, but as someone who doesn't have a record player, I feel I am missing out on lots of rare material only issued on vinyl over the last few years. Wouldn't if be fairer if U2 issued on vinyl initially then waited 6month to a year then issued it digitally?
I hope to find one copy
Larry we need your help..............
Dear Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge and U2.com These special record store day / black friday releases by U2 should be made available to their true fans. So by offering a selection to U2.com members makes it fair. Record Store Day and Black Friday events are great for independent record stores but the flip side of that is that the true fans miss out on their favourite releases. I have been to quite a few of these record store day events and the first 20 people at the front of the queue are record traders that buy the most sort-after releases and then 20 minutes later put them on eBay at double, treble the retail price. If i was to queue at my local record store i would have to set my alarm at 4am, join the queue and still not be guaranteed a copy of this release! I have participated in these events twice now and on both occasions the U2 release has sold out. So i appeal to you guys at U2.com......please help and hold a selection of these records back so that true fans of U2 can purchase a copy. Larry we need you.............if you are reading this.......please help........it makes sense...........you guys are the band we love. These records and your music means so much to us. These special records should be made available to true fans!!!!!!!
Absolute STUNNING!!!!!!!!! Hope to grab one!!!!!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
U2.com Members!!!
This vinyl should be available to u2 subscribers, please.
It looks great. I am very happy with this initiative. Excellent.
U2.com Members + release digitally - PLE
Amazing! A selection should be made available to U2.com members. Also release this digitally!!
my first single
out of control memories " Rock Torhout"
Some for u2.com members ???
A selection should be made available to u2.com members.
Nice RSD item, artwork a bit weak I think.. Any news about the E&I dvd????
I should bet some money on that
Hell yeah!
Please release this digitally!!??
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